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Pack Shack Adventures, Inc.
(800) 424-0955
P.O. Box 127, 88 Broad Street
Delaware Water Gap, PA
 
Tutor Time Child Care Learning Centers
(856) 232-7655
123 Egg Harbor Road
Washington, NJ
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(412) 787-1330
The Mall at Robinson
Pittsburgh, PA
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(570) 963-1550
Dickson City Crossings
Dickson City, PA
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(412) 854-2554
South Hills Village Mall
Pittsburgh, PA
 
Extreme Adventure Travel
(570) 801-1231
536A Totts Gap Road
Bangor, PA
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(724) 284-8140
Clearview Mall
Butler, PA
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(215) 637-3230
Franklin Mills Mall
Philadelphia, PA
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(724) 229-7556
Strabane Square
Washington, PA
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(610) 260-4400
Metroplex Shopping Center
Plymouth Meeting, PA
 

Preventing Loose Frame Bolts on Inline Skates

By Peter Doucet
 

Rear frame bolt on inline skate

Rear frame bolt onPeter Doucet's Cado Motus setup.

photo: Peter Doucet
 

Various disasters lurk on the racecourse. Falling. Getting lost. Being out of shape and outclassed by the competition.

Or all three at once.

Here’s another: the loose frame bolt.

The first indication that anything is wrong is the dreaded clicking sound of a loose frame. At that point, the bolt has loosened.

Next, the bolt falls out, allowing the frame to swing wildly from side to side.

At that point anything can happen, none of it good.

For me, loose frame bolts have resulted in falls or DNFs. Less fortunate skaters have suffered broken ankles.

Fortunately, you can usually prevent frame bolts from loosening with a little preventative maintenance.

Here’s how:

Tighten Up

The most important thing you can do to make sure your frame bolts don’t drop out is to keep them nice and tight. This means checking them regularly and re-tighteni...

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